Building Services

Video inspections

Placer County has implemented a Video Inspection Program to provide an alternative for eligible inspections, including limited re-inspections.

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We’re open online

We are open to customers via our award-winning online portal – eServices – which provides a variety of functions available 24/7.

Our eServices website allows citizens to submit commercial and residential development project permit applications online.

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Placer County Conservation Program (PCCP)

The implementation date for the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved conservation program is June 1, 2021. For information regarding this program, please click here.

Public Counter Services

Auburn office:

  • Drop-Ins, In Person and Virtual Appointments:  Monday-Thursday:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • **Please note in order to maintain social distancing, and due to limited staff, the number of people in the lobby will be limited.

Tahoe City office:

  • Virtual Appointments Only:  Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You can schedule an appointment through our eServices online appointments feature. If you are having problems with the online appointment feature, please call (530) 745-3001 for the Auburn office and (530) 581-6200 for the Tahoe Office and we can assist you.

Please note that our eServices digital suite continues to be available to keep your projects moving where you can submit applications for residential and commercial development projects. You can also look up zoning requirements, apply for permits and more from the comfort of your home or business. Anywhere, anytime, online.

At this time building inspections may be scheduled using the normal processes -

What We Do

We review plans and inspect construction in the unincorporated areas of Placer County to verify that work complies with building codes for safe and habitable structures.

Our Mission

"Helping the community build safe and sustainable dreams through high quality customer service, certainty, engagement, and transparently adaptable standards."


mPOWER is a program providing financing for residential and non-residential property owners to make energy efficiency improvements.

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